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Al Jazeera America
Sep 15, 2013 8:00am EDT
deal on syria's chemical weapons, secretary of state john kerry makes his way to jerusalem to brief israeli prime minister benyamin netanyahu. more help headed to colorado where president obama declares a disaster for the flooded area. the national guard warns people to get out before it's too late. >> i'm reporting from the philippines, jamela alingogan, where government forces continue to battle it out with the liberation fighters. >> secretary of state john kerry has landed in jerusalem ahead of a meeting with the israeli prime minister. among other thinks kerry and benyamin netanyahu will discuss the deal with russia to destroy syria's chemical weapons stockpile. the agreement was lashed out with sergei lavrov, and israel's president and prime minister expressed cautious optimism about the deal, but said leaders should have a backup plan for a military response. we go live to jerusalem. simon, thank you for joining us. >> it's a pleasure. as i understand, you understand that the meeting between secretary of state kerry and benyamin netanyahu has begun. i spoke to one of benyamin
FOX News
Sep 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
all comes at secretary of state john kerry this morning told fox news that there is concrete evidence that it was sarin gas that was used in that horrible strike. good morning, everyone. welcome to america's news headquarters. i'm eric shawn. >> hi, everyone. i'm jamie colby. interesting to note the u.n. and their mandate to go check out what happened with the inspectors was to find out whether chemical weapons were used, not who used them. i know you'll talk about this with ambassador bolton. there's new reaction now in the u.s. and around the world to president obama's delaying his decision on a potential strike on syria. he's decided to ask congress to first authorize any military action. france saying it will wait for the u.s. decision on how to act. and israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu says his country is ready for any possible scenario. first to connor powell who joins us live from our mideast bureau. what's the reaction there? >> reporter: this move by president obama generating anger, confusion and even some just, you know -- confusion across the entire area
FOX News
Sep 12, 2013 12:00pm PDT
news channel right as the secretary of state john kerry sat down with his russian counterpart in switzerland. the two are working to hash out a deal to have syria turn over its chemical weapons stockpile. in the tv statement assad said his country would within days sign the chemical weapons convention, but a short time ago in switzerland, secretary kerry said that words from the syrian regime are not enough. james rosen is live for us in geneva, switzerland. >> trace, good evening from ven neva, where secretary of state kerry said expectations are high but they are more so, kerry argued, for the russians. before hand sect kerry spoke with telephone with the top leaders from the hill political and military wings of the syrian opposition. kerry seeking to reassure the rebels in effect that the u.s. is not selling them out to achieve a deal on chemical weapons. quote insuring both calls, kerry aides said, the secretary made clear he was seeking tangible commitments the russians are interested in achieving a strong, credible and enforceable agreement to verify, secure, and destroy as
Al Jazeera America
Sep 8, 2013 11:00am EDT
standards. >> secretary of state, john kerry backing the posting of this video of a gas attack as he announces more international support for u.s. efforts there. and kickoff in just two hours. the n.f.l. taking to the field starting a brand-new football season. [ music ] >> overseas and here at home, the white house is now building its case for international action on syria. secretary of state john kerry is in paris trying to convince a skeptical international community to support military intervention there. he says, though, momentum is building. >> meanwhile, in washington, congress returns tomorrow and president obama goes on a media blitz after a series of high-profile interviews, he will address the nation in prime time on tuesday night. the president pushing for more support for his plan to strike syria. we are following the story with our live team coverage. phil ittner is in london watching developments overseas but we will begin with paul beban in washington. paul, do you have a sense where congress stands right now if the vote were to happen today? >> well, good morning, de
Sep 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
state john kerry is responsible for handling some of america's most precarious problems, but this week he helped achieve what appeared impossible. we were with him at the u.n. when he struck a deal for the surrender of syria's chemical weapons and when he started the talks that could diffuse iran's nuclear threat. rouhani said he'd like to have a deal in three to six months. is that possible? >> sure it's possible. >> basically all my voices i have are just thoughts, just voices telling me to harm myself or harm other people or kill people. and that's why i think i need to get on medication, because i don't want to hurt anyone and because i know it's violent. >> kroft: that's mostly true. the overwhelming majority of people with schizophrenia aren't violent, but as you'll see tonight, half of the mass killings in this country were committed by people with severe mental illness and who were not being treated for it, and there are millions more of them out there. >> all of the ideas come to me in the middle of the night, and one night i just woke up and went, killing jesus. and i be
Sep 9, 2013 8:00pm PDT
after this happens. secretary of state john kerry on a trip to london was asked this about the assad regime. >> is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack? >> sure. he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. turned over, all of it. without delay, and allow a full and total accounting for that. but he isn't about to do it and it can't be done obviously. >> hold on a second. did we just hear secretary of state john kerry hypothesize his way into a potentially different solution. one person said that kerry made a major goof and went off script. but syria's ali russia suggested a plan for syria to hand over its chemical weapons to international control and the syrians said they would be open to it and we watched all day long as the administration seemed to publicly warm to the idea, culminating in the moment that president obama sat down in a chair opposite our own wolf blitzer. we'll show you his revealing interview and examine all of the implications with help of glori
FOX News
Sep 10, 2013 3:00pm PDT
kerry is scramble to seal the chemical weapons deal with russia. heading to jen esa va to meet with the russian saeks. this after they pulled out this afternoon. that meeting was then abruptly canceled. tonight's national address from president obama is shaping up dramatically differently than it did just yesterday. all of this started by what the state department described as a throwaway rhetorical line from america's top diplomat. cheap white house correspondent. >> he's in desperate need of an escape hatch to help avoid humiliating defeats on capitol hill. so senior officials tell fox in a speech in the nation that has been draft and redrafted as the events changed, the president will call for a diplomatic pause for the votes in congress over whether to authorize military force. aides say the president will lay out a two-track process where the potential stick of military action will still be head over syrian president bashar al assad's head while offering the carrot of sending secretary of state john kerry to geneva thursday to meet with russian officials to see if a plan floate
Sep 9, 2013 5:30pm PDT
secretary of state john kerry said today almost offhandedly that received a lot of attention. the idea that syria might agree to hand over control of its chemical weapons to other nations. the reaction to that and the president's own words late today leaves the impression that suddenly a military strike is now less certain. savannah guthrie has emerged from her conversation with the president in the white house and starts us off from there tonight. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the president was remarkably candid with me saying he's sure he has the votes in congress to approve the military strikes. he was open yet cautious about the idea, the latest overture from russia that perhaps the chemical arsenal could be controlled by international inspectors. are you skeptical? does it seem like a stalling tactic? >> i think a famous american president once said, "trust but verify." you have to take it with a grain of salt initially. but between the statements that we saw from the russians, the statement today from the syrians, this represents a potentially positive
Al Jazeera America
Sep 8, 2013 8:00am EDT
following this hour: secretary of state john kerry is trying to convince a skeptical international community to force strikes on syria while president obama makes a similar push right here at home. >> tokyo. >> and they are celebrating in tokyo. japan wins the bid to host the 2020 olympics. >>> a run on guns in maryland where tens of thousands are applying for permits with one of america's toughest gun laws about to go on the books. >> machines the size of molecules. how tiny technology could have a huge impact on the way we live our lives. >> john kerry says the world is facing another eunuch moment facing in saturday, he compared the use of chemical weapons to the atrocities of naz. germany. >> this is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter, not the time to send a message where doing nothing is far more risky thansponding. this is not the time to allow a dictator unfetterred use of some of the most heinous weapons on earth. >> the obama administration is letting the public see some of its evidence. this is one of the videos shown to the senate intelligence committee ju
Sep 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
nations general assembly, and the leader of the american team was secretary of state john kerry. he spent last week at the u.n. and we were with him as war and peace hung in the balance. on syria, the u.s. and russia finally agreed on a u.n. security council resolution to force the syrian dictator bashar al-assad to give up his chemical weapons. tonight, there are still many question-- is the iranian opening real? how did the u.s. make a deal with the russians? and what if assad reneges on turning over his arsenal? >> john kerry: assad has to always know that if he plays games or if he varies from this or if he doesn't comply, and if ultimately the security council gets stuck again and refuses to enforce-- then, the united states always reserves its prerogatives with respect to its national security interests. >> pelley: but is this idea of the use of force credible anymore? after the enormous opposition you saw from the congress and from the american people, no one believes that the president would go ahead and use force in syria. >> kerry: i can assure you this president of the un
Sep 9, 2013 4:00am EDT
state john kerry continues his european tour to drum up support for a military strike. he's set to meet with william haig in 15 minutes. >>> stocks rise as august data signals stability. finances rally. australia's prime minister tony alba declares the country open for business after his coalition sweeps the country with a solid majority. >>> shares fall after italy's third largest bank is forced to double its capital hike. it hopes to have a restructuring plan in place within a month. >> announcer: you're watching worldwide exchange bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a brand-new edition of worldwide exchange. ross is out today. let's get back to one of our top stories. president obama will tape interviews with several u.s. tv networks today as he continues the push to take action against syria. the president will address the nation in primetime tuesday night. he dropped in on a dinner hosted by vice president biden for senate republicans on sunday and will meet democrats on tuesday as congress returns from their summer break. w
FOX News
Sep 9, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. air strikes. this hours after secretary of state john kerry suggested that syria should turn over its wmds but he didn't think the war torn country would actually do it. >> he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. turn it over, all of it, without delay. allow a full and total accounting for that. but he isn't about to do it. it can't be done, obviously. >> as the push for an alternative to a military strike gets under way the white house is skeptical of a, quote, plan b and the commander in chief continues to try to convince you, the american people and members of oh congress that attacking syria is in america's best national interest. one day before the president talks about the crisis he sat down with fox news. take a look. >> my concern now is making sure assad doesn't use chemical weapons again. we have seen some indications from the russians and syrians today that they may be willing to look at the prospect of getting weapons under control. perhaps even international control and getting them out of there wher
FOX News
Sep 3, 2013 3:00pm PDT
committee, john kerry didn't want to rule it out entirely. >> i don't want to take off the table an option that might or might not be available to the president of the united states to secure the country. >> reporter: that sounded an alarm with the top republicans. >> i will say in response to your answer to senator menendez, i didn't find that a very appropriate response regarding boots on the ground. >> reporter: then kerry tried to clarify. >> let me be very clear now because i don't want anything coming out of this hearing that leaves any door open to any possibility. so let's shut that door now as tight as we can. >> reporter: foreign relations chairman bob menendez says loss of american credibility and further humanitarian disaster are consequences of inaction, that america's allies are watching. >> the decision we make, resolution we present to the senate and votes we take will reverb rate around the world. >> reporter: for the administration, the bigger challenge is winning over the american public. a pew poll shows opposition to air strikes is up 19 points over those in favor. an
Sep 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
>>> right now on andrea michelle reports, putin's ploy. secretary john kerry is about to meet with russia's foreign minister about getting rid of syria's chemical weapons, vladimir putin does an op-ed blasting president obama's syrian policy. what does it mean for vladimir, kerry talks that start within the hour. >> i think it's clear the purpose was to weaken our resolve and make sure we would not fulfill our pledge to conduct military action if we have to. >> that's the discussions that secretary kerry had with foreign minister lavrov as well as make of the other players in this can yield a concrete result. i know he's going to be working very hard over the next several days to see what possibilities are there. >> we'll ask senate foreign relations chairman senator bob menendez for his reaction to putin's snipes. is this a real crack in assad's armor. the syrian dictator tells russian state tv he will give up his chemical weapons after long denying they even existed. >>> plus inside assad's opposition, the commander of the syrian rebel forces explains why they feel abandoned by t
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 12:00pm EDT
secretary kerry and director of national intelligence james clapper were testifying in. that meeting is still going three hours later. we saw secretary kerry. we have another camera staking out that position leave that meeting presumably on his way over to the house foreign affairs committee meeting. there's also, again, another meeting. senate armed services started at 9:30 and that's not yet finished. a lot happening here on a lot of fronts. >> let's talk about the house foreign affairs committee meeting, which might start a little late because the defense secretary, secretary of state and the chairman of the joint chiefs have not arrived yet. might there be a vote as early as today out of this particular committee meeting? >> reporter: you know, that's just not clear. they have a lot of talking to do. there are more than 40 members of this committee, and again, it's republican-controlled and everyone wants to get a question in and wants to be on camera. it's open and webcast, so it's very high profile and very public. everybody is getting on record with the questions for the top a
Al Jazeera America
Sep 8, 2013 1:00pm EDT
standards. >> secretary of state john kerry backs the posting of this gas attack video as he announces more international support for u.s. efforts in syria. praying for peace, the pope calling on people of all religions to cry out against war there. >>> and the international olympic committee reversing itself on one of the oldest sports in history. >> overseas and here at home, the white house is now building its case for international action against syria. in paris, secretary of state john kerry is trying to convince a skept tall community. he says momentum is building. meanwhile in washington, congress is going back to work tomorrow and president obama goes on a media blitz after a series of high-profile interviews, he will address the nation in prime time on tuesday night. the white house pushing for more support in his plan to strike syria. we are following this story with live team coverage. paul beban is in washington. and washington developments over -- watching details overseas we have phil london. overseas secretary of state john kerry is currently in paris trying to
Sep 8, 2013 11:00am PDT
state john kerry meets with arab ministers overseas and where they stand on a potential strike in syria. >>> ail along, syria's border of lebanon, a refugee crisis escalated with thousands of people living in filth for shelter and forced to pay money to stay safe. >>> president obama is getting ready to make a major pitch to congress and to the american people on why the u.s. should launch an attack on syria. tomorrow night, he'll give interviews to journalists from six television networks and cable including our own wolf blitzer. on tuesday night he lays out his case to the american people from a speech from the white house at 9:00 p.m. eastern. meanwhile, u.s. secretary of state john kerry is talking about why the administration showed a senate committee extremely graphic videos of a suspected ser ran gas attack. they are extremely graphic. men and women and children all seen convulsing on the ground struggling to breathe and some are dead. he said it's important congress knows what's at stake before they decide whether to strike on syria. >> those videos make it clear to people these
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 1:00pm EDT
you, chairman. perhaps you can answer this. i know secretary kerry referred to it in his opening remarks. i believe like you, mr. secretary, that american credibility on the international stage hangs in the balance. while it's crucial to make sure that assad never uses chemical weapons again, i think there is something even greater at steak. and that is the message we send to iran as they pursue nuclear weapons capability. they see the syrian crossing of the president's red line and the world red line, and the supreme leader is also aware that mr. mr. obama keeps options on the table to keep iran from possessing weapons. what will iran's position be if we don't act now. if they see the stop of new nucr program hallow, and how do you think their nuclear program will change as to what we do now? >> congressman, there is an enormous amount of question in the region, not just by irania iranians, bu, but by otherwise o whether or not the united states of america means what it says. they ask me all the time, are you guys serious about iran? i'm sure when they come and visit with you th
Sep 1, 2013 11:00am PDT
charge. >>> breaking news this morning -- secretary of state john kerry joins me to explain president obama's political gamble. why he >>> breaking news this morning -- secretary of state john kerry joins me to explain president obama's political gamble. why he decided to seek congressional authority for military action against syria. >> this attack is an assault on human dignity. it also presents a serious danger to our national security. >> with the debate now shifting to congress, we'll have reaction from kentucky republican senator rand paul, a member of the foreign relations committee, plus our roundtable on president obama's leadership. has he presented a convincing case to a skeptical american public? will the abrupt delay of military action be interpreted by the world as weakness or careful deliberation? >>> and the terrible human toll. our own ann curry joins me with her firsthand account of the life-and-death struggles of the syrian refugee camps. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" for sunday, september 1st. >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the w
FOX News
Sep 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
focus on the positive he believes mooi come from his secretary of state john kerry's talks with the russian president. >> i am hopeful the discussions secretary kerry has with foreign minister and other players in this can give concrete results. >> there are fresh doubts about whether the u.s. can trust putin after he poked a finger or two in mr. obama's eye writing that america is no longer a model of democracy declaring he only wants to rely on brute force. firing away at tuesday's prime time address writing, i'd rathder disagree with the case he made. it's dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exemption exceptional whatever the motivation. a series of republicans like speerk john boehner -- >> i was insulted. >> and others feel the commander looks weak. >> to be lectured by putin like we were this morning, i can hear reagan rolling over in his grade. >> white house officials tried to offload ownership on putin. >> russia has put credibility on the line assuring us and others. >> the interview with the russian net work he declared he'll turn over chemical weapons and
Al Jazeera America
Sep 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >> secretary of state john kerry posting this video, announcing more support for u.s. efforts in syria. >> praying for peace, the pope asking for people to cry out against war in syria. >> nato - airstrikes causing casualties - nato being blamed. >> overseas and here at home the white house is building its case for international action on syria. secretary of state john kerry is in paris trying to convince a skeptical international community there to support military intervention. he says momentum is building. meanwhile in washington congress is getting back to work tomorrow. president obama goes on a media blitz after a series of high-profile interviews he will address the nation in prime-time tuesday night. the president is pushing for more support for his plan to strike syria. we are following the story with live team coverage, we start in london, watching the diplomatic developments overseas, but first to washington, and paul, the white house chief is making the rounds in the sunday morning talks pressing the case for a military strike. what are the white house and members of congre
FOX News
Sep 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. you're looking live at capitol hill where secretary of state john kerry, secretary hagel and chairman dempsey are testifying about a potential military strike on syria in front of a senate foreign relations committee. hours before he departs for the g-20 summit, president obama and the administration are busy trying to make their case. the president laid out the evidence this morning. >> we have high confidence that syria used in an indiscriminate fashion chemical weapons that killed thousands of people, including over 400 children. that poses a serious national security threat to the united states and to the region and as a consequence, assad and syria needs to be held accountable. i made a decision that america should take action. >> then he explained what a military strike would look like. >> the military plan that has been developed by our joint chiefs and that i believe is appropriate is proportional, it is limited, it does not involve boots on the ground. this is not iraq, this is not afghanistan. this is a limited proportional step that will send a clear message. >> andrea, see
Sep 10, 2013 6:00am PDT
door to that plan b or is it plan c, secretary kerry will be back on capitol hill this morning where members of congress are hoping against hope for an escape hatch. good morning from cambridge, massachusetts. it's tuesday, september 10th, 2013. i'm chuck todd. this special edition of "the daily rundown" live from the crema cafe in harvard square. ambassador nick burns, harvard professor charles ogletree will be here, former kentucky secretary of state tray grayson and boston's own jim and marjorie, plugged into the political scene here like no one else. i'm here because it's a school i never could have gotten into but they invited me to speak anyway so why not make the most of it. my first reads of the morning. >>> president obama doesn't just have an uphill battle tonight. he has a virtually impossible task, to convince the american public that right now at this moment the only course of action in syria is the u.s.-led military strike. as one of our pollsters describes it, the public's red line on syria appears to be stay out. does the president have a diplomatic escape hatch, thou
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 1:30pm EDT
of questions, so i'll get right into them. secretary kerry, president obama did not come to congress seeking a resolution in the use of force in libya. what's the difference between libya and syria when it comes to seeking congressional authorization? >> the difference is that in the case of libya, you had already passed an u.n. security council resolution and an arab league resolution and a gulf states comprehension resolution, and you had a man who we knew was prone to follow through on his word, promising he was going to kill like dogs all of the people in bengahzi. so there was an emergency, and an urgency to responding, in which the united states provided air support while the french and the british carried out the mission. so i think under those circumstances the president felt the urgency, the emergencicy of protecting life, and a capacity that already had been granted through the international community. which is why he's coming to congress. >> if the british parliament had not rejected prime minister cameron on the issue, would president obama have bothered to come
FOX News
Sep 14, 2013 1:30pm PDT
days of high-level talks between secretary of state john kerry and russia's foreign minister. under the framework, we're told, syria has one week to declare its chemical weapons stockpiles. our chief washington sdoernt james rosen is traveling with secretary kerry and the only one to catch up with him a short time ago coming back from an outing. james, you're in geneva. what did you ask the secretary? >> reporter: harris, good evening. from geneva, where i asked secretary kerry if he thinks that syrian president bashar al assad will actually live up to the agreement that the russians negotiated on his behalf? kerry answered, we're going to have to make it. so, if the four-page framework agreement was settled on today by secretary of state kerry and russian foreign minister sergey lavrov holds up, destroying the chemical weapons arsenal will be accomplished by next july. kerry and lavrov agreed on the scope but not the sites involved. and sharp interpretations of the language agreed on which states any failure to comply by president assad will be addressed by the u.n. security counci
Al Jazeera America
Sep 15, 2013 1:00pm EDT
words in the conduct of international affairs. >> john kerry says the threat of force remains if syria does not comply with the chemical weapons agreement. and health officials are warning of a frightening discovery in the water in a louisiana town. in colorado the rain is falling again. the flood zone has extended and now has grown to the size of the state of kentucky. as many as six people are confirmed dead. rescue workers are issuing a stern warning to those in the flood zone, get out now, or face the possibility of being trapped for weeks with no water and no electricity. 1200 people have been rescued so far, and hundreds of people still have yet to be seen or heard from. jim cooley joins us now live from boulder career, and jim, what is the rain doing to hamper rescue efforts there? >> well, take a look at this rain coming down here. it's been coming down heavily, we had a little break earlier. the rescue earths of course, have been totally ambered by all this. they had a heat of helicopters going up into the hills. those towns are inaccessible, now because the ceiling and
Sep 12, 2013 4:00am PDT
damage. a new report the cia has begun delivery of weapons to syrian rebels. secretary kerry begins talks geneva with the russians, and russian president vladimir putin speaks to americans in "the new york times." >>> and north korea appears to have restarted a nuclear reactor, capable of producing plutonium. >>> and the rare sighting of a smoke-nado. and a single night in this suite will cost you a cool $45,000. >>> "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning, i'm richard lui. we start with breaking news out of colorado. parts of boulder county are being hit hard by devastating floods after three days of heavy rain. the national weather service has issued a flash flood emergency for boulder and jefferson counties. there's at least one confirmed death and reports of collapsed homes, mudslides, and stranded drivers, but also a report of a dam collapse in larimer county. hundreds of students at boulder have been evacuated and the emergency office is telling residents to move to higher grounds. bill karins will be here with details and what's going on there. >>> russian president
Al Jazeera America
Sep 2, 2013 2:00am EDT
turn their backs on all of our interests. >> secretary of state john kerry says the case for military action in syria lies in the evidence of chemical warfare. two years after the beings tsunami,ing radiation reaches new levels. >> egyptian president mohammed morsi will stand trial for the 2007 deaths of seven people. >>> and flames are now 45% contained as firefighters battle on the edge of yosemite national park. and breaking news right now out of afghanistan, where taliban fighters have launched an attack near a u.s. military base in afghanistan. that is right near the pakistan border. the blast sparked a gun fight and sparked, jennifer glass is in kabul and joins us with the latest. jennifer is there any word of fatalities? >> we -- nato says they have incurred no fatalities, that is ooh ang operating base with afghan forces on it. a district spokesman says he sees bodies on it, a little over four hours ago now and there was a firefight with nato gun ships engaging the fighters. the taliban has claimed responsibility for this attack. >> now jennifer there were initial reports of t
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 11:00am EDT
statement about the need for accountability. >> secretary of state john kerry is pushing for support for military action in syria. >>> the country marks their indians day. three different cities going for the gold. one of them will be named in just a few hours as host of the 2020 olympic games. >> secretary of state john kerry is in europe this weekend. his first stop, the capital of lithuania, and then syria was on the top of the agenda. we're in london keeping up with the latest. philip joins us now. philip, what are you hearing that came out of all of these numbers on secretary kerry's agenda with the e.u. members? >> it's been a very different day than what we've seen previously at the g to in st. petersburg. secretary kerry getting a win, swaying all of the ministers on board in terms of who may have been behind the attack. for the first time we're seeing consensus in the e.u. head of the e.u. baron ess said there is aen agreement. >> confirming the existence of such an attack, and seems to indicate that the syrian regime is responsible to attack and the own ones chemical weapon
Sep 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
state john kerry and russian foreign minister sergey lavrov held the second day of talks on friday in geneva. the u.n. and arab league lakhdar brahimi joined them and they have discussed the international conference to bring together the represents of the syrian government and all opposition forces. >> we're working hard to find the common ground to make that happen. >> we design a road which would make sure that this issue is resolved quickly, professionally, as soon as practical. >> kerry and lavrov will meet again on saturday and they agree to continue discussions later this month in new york at the u.n. general assembly. >>> a court in new dehli sentenced four men to death for the gang rape and death of a woman and carried out the attack last december along with two others. the case generated international attention and sparked a national debate on the treatment of women in india. the district court in new delhi on friday ordered them to be hanged. the judge noted that india is experiencing an increase in crimes against women. he said the courts cannot turn a blind eye to such gru
Sep 21, 2013 4:30am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 10:00pm EDT
and destroyed. jeact john kerry suggested it could avoid a strike if it turned over all of its weapons by the end of the week. president obama called the russian proposal a potential break through. during an interview with television networks the president remains skeptical, and he's not confident that congress wi to authorize a strike. the president will appear before congress to lobby for action, and address the american people on tuesday night. he hasn't said what he will do if congress won't support strikes. >>> in an interview with cbs on monday, bashar al-assad said the u.s. should expect the worst. those are the headlines add this hour. consider this is coming up next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time and remember you can get all your news at >> an off hand remark on syria by secretary of state john kerry, consider this: can president obama really trust the russian offer? and with several white house reversals in recent weeks would the u.s. lose respect with anything but intervention? meanwhile the senate and house aren't buying what the
Sep 3, 2013 10:00am PDT
committee. the effort to win over support intensifies next hour. john kerry and chuck hagel and general martin dempsey will have the first public hearing on the possible use of force in syria. the president is also making his case. >> this is not iraq and it's not afghanistan. this is a limited proportional step. it will send a message to syria and other countries that may be interested in testing these norms. >> president obama is confident he'll get congress to back his plan. others are pushing for them to vote. >> assad did it and hundreds of children were killed. this is behavior outside the circle of civilized human behavior. we must respond. >> this is something that the unites states as a country needs to do. i'm going to support the president's call for action. i believe that my colleagues should support this call for action. >> dana bash now joins us from capital hill from the hearing room. the senate relations committee is gearing up to hold on the possible use of force in syria. what do we expect to hear today from secretary of state john kerry and chuck hagel and gen
FOX Business
Sep 7, 2013 8:00pm EDT
state john kerry on the president's plans in a hearing held today. the syrian resolution passes the senate foreign affairs committee after members capitulated to the demands of senator john mccain. neral davigrain joins us to assess the strike plan but we begin tonight with the latest on the president's pitch on military strikes against syria and another attempt to distance himself from his own decision. the presidnt today actually put the responsibilityn the international community. here's mr. obama earlier today in stockholm, sweden. >> i didn't set a red line. the world set a red line. my credibility is not on the line, the international community's credibility is on the line. and america and congress' credibility is on the line. do i hold out hope that mr. putin may change his position on some of these issues? i'm always hopeful. >> and for his part, president putin claimed that russia does not exclude supporting a u.n. resolution on punitive strikes against syria, if they are provided with evidence that they decide proves assad is actually guilty of using chemical weapons again
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 2:00pm EDT
worthless because they are not backed up by a credible threat of force. secretary kerry, i believe if we will do everything in our power to solve the syrian issue without military action they we know must enforce this authorization. will not be tolerated by this nation. make no mistake this resolution is about syria and holding assad accountable, but it will make it more likely or less likely for them to obtain weapons. i don't want to be in this position, none of us do, put we didn't put u ourselves in this position. the president didn't put you see ius inthis position, bashar al-d put us in this position when he decided to gas his own people. the question i ask is why is america the world policeman. why should we lead this effort, and when will we learn the nations who will support this action. >> the united states of america is not being the world's policeman. the united states of america is joining with other countries in upholding international standard of 184 nation versus joined into. obviously we have a greater capacity. we have been blessed with an extraordinarily capable
Sep 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
. and what i would ask john kerry is, you know, he's famous for saying, you know, how can you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake? i would ask john kerry how can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake? i would ask john kerry, do you think that it's less likely or more likely that chemical weapons will be used again if the we bomb assad? i will ask him if it's more likely or less likely that we'll have more refugees in jordan or that israel might suffer attack. i think all of the bad things you can imagine are all more likely if we get involved in the syrian civil war. >> it's interesting because secretary kerry was pretty blunt, and i've got his remarks right here, talking about what you and your colleagues will do in the senate and the house. he said, i don't believe my former colleagues in the united states senate and the house will turn their back on our interests, on the credibility of our country, on the norm with respect to the enforcement of the prohibition against the use of chemical weapons, which has been in place since 1925. so you speak abou
Comedy Central
Sep 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
-esque genius cod bumble there way into diplomatic success -- hello, it's john kerry to the rescue. secretary kerry. [applause] >> jon: in the middle. in the middle of presenting kerry's slam-dunk case as to why we absolutely must attack syria, he inadvertently may have found an internationally accepted peaceful resolution. >> is there anything at this points that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack? >> sure. he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week. turn it over, all of it. without delay. and allow a full and total accounting for that. but he isn't about to do it, it can't be done, obviously. >> jon: can't be done! can't! it's never going to happen! no way. can't be done! and just to drive the point home as to how ridiculous this possibility was, the state department quickly called that a rhetorical argument, and not a real proposal from kerry. they had to make a separate announcement to say, hey, by the way, he was just being condescending and sarcastic. guess which middle eastern desperate
Sep 15, 2013 8:30am PDT
syrians comply? the marathon diplomatic talks between secretary of state john kerry and his russian counter-part came to the conclusion that the world had hoped for but not without considerable skepticism. >> there can be no games, no room for avoidance or anything less than full compliance by the assad regime. >> schieffer: and that's the million-dollar question-- will assad comply? we'll have details of the deal and get reaction from syria, plus we'll talk to key senators, michigan democrat carl levin and 10 see republican bob corker. and we'll hear from former secretary of state, madeleine albright. then we'll get analysis from peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." susan page of "usa today." michael gerson of the "washington post," and harvard university's david gergen. it's all ahead because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. well, the big news this weekend, the united states and the russians have agreed on a deal to get chemical weapons out of syrian
Sep 7, 2013 5:00am PDT
john kerry, defense secretary chuck hagel and martin dempsey made the administration's case and here's a taste of what they came up against. >> soldiers coming home deformed and limbless and sometimes in a body bag is why i can't vote for this. >> the panel is controlled by republicans and republicans are more opposeded ed ted t ed tee plan than democrats. if the resolution is breathing will go to the full house of representatives. that's step six in our road map to an attack. what we do know right now from posturing we're hearing is the white house has an impossible task or next to impossible task based on the posturing when it comes to the house. this is the current whip count. this is the current whip count from "the washington post." there are a lot of whip counts like this floating around right now. what they don't measure is what will happen after the administration makes its full-court press. that's intense pressure on members, more briefings, obama's speech next tuesday. we don't know if that will move any of the numbers. what we do know is the few house members in eithe
Sep 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
he will do. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry joins us to discuss the president's decision to delay action in sere i canin syria mo week. then we talk with leaders of the armed services committee. jack reed and james inhaw and peter king who says the president is abdicating his responsibility as commander in chief. plus retired four-star general jack keen and joe lieberman join the sunday panel with their tack on president obama's decision to put syria on hold. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> hello, again, from fox news in washington. president obama shocked washington and the world saturday announcing he will seek congressional approval for the use of military force syria. this a day after secretary of state john kerry said u.s. intelligence proves the assad regime used chemical weapons and seemed to argue for a quick response. we'll talk with secretary kerry in a moment. first, we have fox team coverage. leland vitter from our mideast venue. ed ? >> good morning, chris. top syrian official charging president obama showed hesitation and confusion stemming from friday.
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